Paul Thurrott has another part of his series on Windows Vista. In this article he takes a look at some of the bundled programs that come with Windows Vista like Windows Calendar, Windows Sidebar, some games and other stuff. Here's a quote:
While one might have very easily complained that some of the applications Microsoft chose to bundle in previous versions of Windows--such as Internet Explorer in Windows 95 OSR-2 and Windows Messenger in Windows XP--were somewhat unnecessary in their day, with Windows Vista, the situation has been reversed nicely. Vista includes a wide range of useful bundled applications, from the digital media champions we'll look at in a future part of this review to the Internet utilities we recently examined. In this part of the review, however, I'll focus on those bundled applications that somewhat defy easy categorization. Most of them, as it turns out, are top-notch..